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Scientists hope new enzyme "eats" plastic pollution

Researchers from Portsmouth University in the UK and the US Department of National Renewable Energy's National Research Institute (NREL) discovered the structure of a natural enzyme found in Japan's waste recycling center a few years ago. You say that the enzyme Ideonella sakaiensis 201-F6 is capable of "eating" polyethylene terephthalate, PET, which was patented as plastic in the 1940s and …

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Global Journalist: China's War on Pollution

The use of orphanages fell into disfavor in the United States during World War II, and institutions were largely replaced by the care system. But in parts of Asia and Africa, the number of orphanages has actually increased in recent decades – partly because of the victims of conflict and HIV / AIDS. Many of these institutions are privately owned …

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What if New York City did not have light pollution?

I grew up on a small island off the west coast of Canada, with the darkest sky you can hope for. Although I live in a small town now, with light pollution, I can still see the Milky Way from my garden. But for the people who live in some of the largest cities in the world like New York …

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Skyglow project shows New York City Night Sky without light pollution

Light pollution is becoming a huge problem in major cities around the world, and the Skyglow project team is focused on bringing light pollution to the forefront. Skyglow project shared a picture of New York City night sky without light pollution. Too much light from artificial sources in most major cities blocks the visibility of many stars. The Skyglow project …

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Check Out New York City Without Light Pollution

New York without light pollution is a beautiful place. That's exactly what the Skyglow project intended to illustrate before the upcoming Dark Sky Week, which encourages people to turn off their lights. ( Harun Mehmedinovic | Vimeo ) The evenings that people experience today are not the same evenings that our ancestors experienced during their time. Obviously everything was then …

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A new "crab camera" could help map the seabed, track pollution, and find planes or ships at sea

Leave it to the all-rounder Mantis shrimp to decipher the secret of the underwater GPS. Two years ago, a University of Illinois researcher, inspired by the dashing, dashing underwater warrior, mimicked his bulging eyes to create a camera capable of picking up polarized light and better detecting some cancers. Now he has used the same technology to develop a global …

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